NIU General Information and Entry Requirements - CLEAR BAG POLICY

Reported by on 5/25/22

NIU -- Handicapped Seating: If you or your guests require handicapped seating, you do not need a special ticket and you do not need to reserve a seat. We have designated rows around the convocation center for guests who require handicapped seating. Guests who need handicapped seating, may have one family member join the guest in the handicapped seating area and the remainder of their party should sit in close proximity. NIU staff will be available to assist with handicapped seating.

NIU General Information
-- All guests 2 years and up must have a ticket.
-- Guests, Graduates, Faculty & Staff may bring in (1) unopened 20 oz. or smaller bottle of water into the Convocation Center. Other outside beverages are prohibited (including Starbucks, Dunkin’, and other coffee brands).

Clear Bag Policy
A clear bag policy has been instituted and being enforced at the Convocation Center, the following are permitted:
-- Bags that are clear and do not exceed 12" x 12" x 6".
-- Small purses which do not exceed 5.5" x 8.5" and no more than 2” thick.

An exception will be made for medically necessary items after proper inspection at the door.

Prohibited Items:
-- Purses, diaper bags, laptop bags, camera bags, backpacks, duffels, and fanny packs (see Clear Bag Policy)
-- Wrapped gifts and gift bags
-- Helium Balloons
-- Laser pointers of any kind
-- Coolers, bottles, cans, containers, or projectiles
-- Weapons, flammables, or other potentially dangerous items
-- Aerosol containers or any pressurized container
-- Horns, noisemakers, or whistles
-- Any illegal substances
-- Posters, banners, or signs on sticks
-- Golf Umbrellas
-- Tripods, monopods, & selfie sticks
-- Outside food & beverages (including Starbucks, Dunkin’, and other coffee brands)
-- Strollers are not permitted in the arena.